There are just two more matchups left in the first round of the madness tournament and Paul Pierce makes yet another appearance along with Kevin Garnett. Yesterday featured a couple of different yet equally amazing plays by Pierce. Surprisingly this past season, Pierce created a hit list of dunk victims that was probably larger than the last several years combined. Kris Humphries of the Nets was not the only New Jersey player to be on this list.
Seed #31: Pierce Blows by Outlaw for the Slam – Way back in mid-February, the Celtics were playing the Nets at home just prior to the all-star break. There were whispers of a Pierce foot injury but as you can see on this play, it was just fine. Pierce blows by Travis Outlaw then slams it over Derrick Favors for the slam.
Seed #34:KG Blocks Mbah a Moute to Seal the Game – This game against Milwaukee has already featured some great plays by Pierce: his no-look pass to Nenad Krstic and his slam on the fast break. This time however, it's KG's defense that seals the win. There's under 30 seconds left, the C's are up by three and the Bucks have the ball. John Salmons has a tough time handling the ball and gets it to Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, who attempts to net a lay-up, but KG is equal to the task then pumps his fist after blocking him to seal the game. I'd love to know what Jon Brockman said to him afterwards to get KG to laugh at this point.